Jack Daniel’s is proud to announce the release of the newest member of the Tennessee Whiskey family, Single Barrel Rye! This is the first new grain bill for Jack Daniel’s in over 100 years. Sure, we’ve had a taste of what was to come with Unaged and Rested Rye whiskies, but this is the real deal! This whiskey is crafted using a unique 70 percent rye, 18 percent corn and 12 percent malted barley grain bill giving the whiskey a clean, sweet tone at the tip of the tongue with a more distinct and slightly shorter finish than other Single Barrel offerings. Single Barrel Rye also uses the same cave spring water from the Jack Daniel’s Hollow and proprietary yeast process that’s been used in the distillery’s 150-year-old Tennessee Whiskey recipe. From there, the liquid enters a charred White American Oak barrel, crafted at Jack Daniel’s very own cooperage and set to age in the upper regions of the barrelhouse. In this resting place, the whiskey is exposed to the extreme temperature variations that a Lynchburg, Tennessee season brings. The interaction of the whiskey, the wood and the environment brings out distinct flavor profiles that transcend what you would expect of a rye whiskey to become Single Barrel Rye. Bottled at 47% abv, it’s certainly a hearty whiskey. It starts off lightly sweet and mid-palate opens up to a dried fruit and trail mix flavor, finishing slightly shorter than the other Single Barrels as Rye is much more about grain rather than barrel character. Rye is a complex and robust whiskey that brings something unique to the palates of Jack Daniel’s friends and whiskey enthusiasts alike.
“Rye was one of the earliest forms of American whiskey and as the Master Distiller at Jack Daniel’s, I’m proud to honor that history with the release of Single Barrel Rye. There is a reemerging trend of rye whiskeys and we are excited to be able to give friends ofJack Daniel’s a chance to experience it, you never want to over-barrel a rye whiskey so it was important for us to stay true to the style with grain forward character rather than barrel character while still allowing our barrels to interplay with the whiskey. I’m confident that everyone will be as impressed as I am with the taste and character of this bold new rye offering.”
-Jeff Arnett, Jack Daniel’s Master Distiller
Supplies are limited at the moment, but more Single Barrel Rye is on the way! Stop in and try a bottle today!